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Girls' Program
2016-2017 School Year Registration

Registration is taken by appointment only. Please note, Haight and Franklin Schools are currently full. To be placed on the wait list for one of these schools or to register for another site, please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte.

Registration forms are available to download and print. Learn more about our fee structure and payment plans, and find the answers to frequently asked questions here.

Teen Program 2016-2017

Eureka!
Now recruiting 7th and 8th grade girls for the EUREKA! Girls Inc. STEM Program!

Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. Applications are now being accepted through March 20, 2017. Download the brochure to learn more about the Eureka! program.

Ready to apply? Download a printable application now! For more information, please call Dana Swint @ 510-521-1743 ext. 208.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up now for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of 5 workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. Please check back in August for more information.

Questions? Contact Teen Program Coordinators, Dana Swint and Hannah Joy Wirshing.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Latest News & Events
Women Who Dare

YOU'RE INVITED!

Please join us for our 18th Annual Hats Off to strong, smart & bold Women Who Dare luncheon on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Girls from our Best Foot Forward program will co-host this empowering event as we celebrate and honor the tremendous work of six exceptional women and teen role models who truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold. To find out more or to purchase tickets, visit our 2017 Women Who Dare event website. Don't delay, this event will sell out!

Congratulations to this year's Women Who Dare awardees!

  • Jeannie Graham, Business Professional and Philanthropist
  • Olivia Higgins, Leader and Advocate for LGBTQ Youth
  • Maryam Nasirova, Senior, Nea Community Learning Center
  • Elizabeth Onibokun, Senior, Encinal High School
  • Kari Thompson, Alumnae Award, Banking Professional and Community Supporter
  • Alice Wilson-Fried, Honorary Award, Voting and Civil Rights Advocate, and Author

Learn more about our extraordinary women and teen awardees.

Jungle Safari Dance Party
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Girls Inc. of the Island City and the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department present the 16th Annual Father-Daughter Dance: Jungle Safari Dance Party, to be held on February 10, 2017. This event is for girls 5-12 years of age and their father or other significant role model. This event is sold out.

Party! with a Purpose
Party with a Purpose

Wow! What a glorious evening! Thank you so much to everyone who made our first ever Party! with a Purpose a spectacular success!

Photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.